Two months ago I bought a NS5CRFM. The playability, sound and craftsmanship of this instrument are of execptional value. However, this bass has had two show stopper electronics problems. Problem #1- I plug the bass in after using it frequently and no audio signal comes out. Ok no big deal, I pop the bass open pull out the electronics and find a bad chip. I replace the chip which I happen to have in stock (I am an EE). Problem solved, bad TL062 opamp. Cost and time to fix it a couple bucks maybe 45 minutes time (still easier than sending back to Spector). Problem # 2 - volume pot fails. I replace the pot and the bass is back in working order. Spector used EMG electronics in this bass. The volume and tone pots are of cheap quality. Ive heard many good things about Spector and EMG and am posting this only to see if anyone has had similar problems not to cast blame on Spector since it is really EMG's problem. In General the best craftsmanship bass in the world with a bad pot or failed electronics doesnt sound so good. I emailed spector about this on Sunday night, but have yet to hear back from them with any advice to get my confidence back.